Having served students for 20 long years, it was the students’ turn to serve AUG Student Services when they celebrated their 20th anniversary with a grand dinner at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.
Some 500 guests comprising AUG staff, partner institutions, counsellors and principals, students and parents were treated to a five-course dinner cooked and served by first-year students of the university’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.
AUG Student Services is a company whose core business is the recruitment and placement of students in more than 250 reputable educational institutions around the world.
“We wanted a celebration where our partner institutions and students, who are the core contributors to our successes in the last 20 years, could get involved,” said AUG Student Services regional operations and marketing director James Kon.
In his speech, AUG founder and managing director Tin Wong told of challenges and triumphs that the company faced over the years to get to where it is today.
“The role that we play is to inspire students to go out and learn and enjoy their studies in order for them to, most importantly, become independent,” said Tin Wong.
In acknowledgement of years of good service and working relations, AUG presented awards to outstanding as well as long-serving staff and partner institutions.
They also announced the launch of the AUG Scholarships Foundation for 2015, consisting of 22 scholarships worth more than RM800,000 for students pursuing tertiary studies in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Further charitable initiatives included a cheque presentation of RM15,000 to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society and RM3,000 to Prisoners Assistance Nepal.
The hosts then got their guests involved in donating for a project where Tin Wong planned to rebuild a school in Nepal that was devastated by the earthquake in April.
At the end of the night, they announced that a grand total of RM42,750 had been collected.
The rest of the night was filled with fun and entertainment in the form of song and dance performances, some of which were performed by AUG staff. Even Tin Wong joined in the singing at one point.
Guests also had a good time playing various games and walked away with prizes such as smartphones, tablets and other devices as well as electrical appliances in a lucky draw.
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